Monday, June 30, 2014


Welcome to The Book Club’s very first Giveaway
Tornado Giveaway

We’re extremely excited about it. You will be toowhen you hear the details. Get ready to be blown away by Tornado Giveaway! 

A tornado of books is coming your way. We love our Authors. They give us hours of entertainment; they fill our lives with love and passion. Today, we want to do exactly that. Fill your life with love. This is a Romance Giveaway with a smattering of crime thrillers and a heartwarming family saga - to spice up your life.

Starting on the 1st of July we will introduce each of the twenty-three participating Authors on our Book Club page. Some you already know; some are new.  But all promise to keep you entertained with their words.

Believe it or not, we have 200 books to give away.  Didn’t we say, a Tornado is coming your way!  And there will be not one... not two ... but 17 Winners who will get 17 books each and 6 Mega winners will get a chance to grab 22 books each.

How do you participate in this Giveaway? It's simple... just follow the Rafflecopter(scroll down) and win all the books. 

So what are you waiting for?  Join us here as we introduce each author daily and get a sneak peek into their writing. Get ready to be swept away! 

The Rules....

Love Books of course :)

In the Rafflecopter follow the rules....

1. Like the Author Facebook Page - Mandatory - 1 point
2. Follow the author on Twitter -Mandatory- 2 points
3. Tweet on the dates mentioned in the Rafflecopter about the Author - Optional - 3 points
4. Like the Harlequin India Facebook Page - Mandatory - 5 points
5. Like the Indireads Facebook Page -Mandatory - 5 points 
6. Like The Book Club Facebook Page -Mandatory -  5 points


Participating Authors

Name of the Book Name of the AuthorDate of Post
Scarlet RevengeAnn McGinnis1st July
Saving Justice Tasman Gibb2nd July
The Perfect Groom Sumeetha Manikandan3rd July
Wilde RidersSavannah Young4th July
Scorched by His FireReet Singh5th July
When I see your FaceDevika Fernando6th July
The Malhotra BrideSundari Venkatraman7th July
Butterfly SeasonNatasha Ahmed8th July
The Indian Tycoon's Marriage DealAdite Banerjie9th July
Bootie and the BeastFalguni Kothari10th July
Full CircleYamini Vijendran11th July
Bollywood Fiance For a DayRuchi Vasudeva12th July
The Truth About De CampoJennifer Hayward13th July
Twelve Hours of TemptationShoma Narayanan14th July
Monsoon MemoriesRenita D'Silva15th July
His Captive Indian PrincessTanu Jain16th July
The Return of the RebelJennifer Faye17th July
Rapid FallAdiana Ray18th July
Kingdom ComeAarti V Raman19th July
Crossing the line Nicola Marsh20th July
India was one An Indian21st July
Lily's LeapTéa Cooper22nd July
Love's LabourAndy Paula23rd July

All the Best Dear Readers...

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Participating Blogs

Bloggers/WritersBlogging @
Aarti V RamanRt_Writes
Adiana RayRayyyydays
Adite BanerjieAditeBanerjie
An IndianIndia Was One
Ann McGinnisAnn McGinnis
Arti MetroreaderArti Metroreader
Bhavya NKIshithaa
Devika FernandoDevika Fernando
Dola Basu SinghShiuli
Falguni KothariFalguni Kothari
Inderpreet Kaur UppalEloquent Articulation
Janaki NagarajMemoirs of A Homemaker
Jennifer FayeJennifer Faye
Jennifer HaywardJennifer Hayward
Jigar DoshiJigar Doshi
Parichita SinghParichita
Natasha AhmedDear Rumi
Nicola MarshNicola Marsh
Nikita SoniNjkinny's World of Books & Stuff
Pooja AbhayThoughtless Ramifications
Reet SinghReet Singh
Renita D'SilvaRenita D'Silva
Rubina RameshThe Book Club
Ruchi VasudevaRuchi Vasudeva
Savannah YoungSavannah Young
Shoma NarayananShoma Narayanan
Sonia Raosoniaraowrites
Sumeetha ManikandanBooks Reviews by Sumi
Sundari VenkatramanFlaming Sun
Tanu Jaintanurja's Blog
Tasman GibbTasman Gibb
Téa CooperTea Cooper
Usha NarayananUsha Narayanan
Yamini VijendranStraight from the heart
Andy PaulaAndy Paula

This Giveaway is hosted by The Book Club. A group of Writers and Bloggers who have come together to spread the works of different authors from around the globe. 

Logo design by Natasha Ahmed

A special thank you to Adite Banerjie, Sundari Venkatraman and Dola Basu Singh. Without you this Giveaway was not possible. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Here's the schedule, Dear Readers. 

Drop in on those wonderful blogs. 
Leave comments. 
Overwhelm me with love and praise. 
You never know, you might just win a prize at the end of the tour.

1st July Laura Greenwood Book Review
2nd July Book Reviews Book Review
3rd July Rae Quigley Guest Post
4th July Namrata Interview
5th July Nikita Book Review
5th July Vishal Interview
7th July Anubha Agrawal Guest Post
7th July Chantel Rondeau Interview
7th July Linzé Brandon Book Review
8th July Sherry Fundin Guest Post
8th July Elizabeth McKenna Interview
9th July Jenn S Book Review
9th July Dee Interview
10th July Divya Prata Book Review
10th July Parinitha Urs Book Review
11th July Mindy Wall Book Review
11th July Heena Ahuja Book Review
12th July Dr. Sanchit Bhandari Guest Post
12th July Shree Janani and Dhivya Balaji Book Review
12th July Penny Estelle Guest Post
14th July Rachelle Ayala Interview
14th July Annamaria Guest Post
14th July Maria Durst Book Review
15th July Paula Book Review
15th July Atmika Book Review

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


On Author’s Circle today, meet author and surgeon, 

Reet Singh, to talk about writing, life and her book, 

Hi Reet, thanks for dropping in and wow! You're the second romance author slash doctor that I personally know. I'm quite curious about what kind of surgeon but won't ask since you clearly have your author's cap on today :)

So, lets talk Scorched by His Fire. What's it about?

RS: Scorched is about Mita, who lives in Mauritius and is not ready for marriage, but has an Uncle who has made it his life's work to find her a suitable boy. She meets Tanay, who hates her for reasons quite bizarre from Mita's point of view; she, in her turn, finds him obnoxious, rude and over-bearing. They have their individual, twisted reasons for hatching a common plan - presenting a united front to their respective families. By pretending to be engaged, they seemingly have the perfect arrangement - until Tanay kisses Mita! The attraction between them is scorching; unfortunately, it wasn't part of the common plan, so, naturally, they fight it, and that's when the fun really starts.

What’s your favorite line from your novel? Why?
RS: There are about 6000 favorite lines and it's very hard for me to choose! So I'm going to close my eyes and flip pages, and take the first line on that page. Here it is:
‘Must you wear clothes?’ Mita asked wistfully. ‘You look perfectly delicious without.'

Do you have any strange writing habits?
RS: Only if you count slouching in bed, with the laptop perched precariously on my lap as strange!

Ha! I write in bed too :)

If your book becomes a movie whom would you want to play the hero and the heroine?
RS: Tanay Devkumar would have to be played by George Clooney, because nobody does obnoxious, rude and overbearing as handsomely as Clooney! Mita Ramphul is feisty and headstrong, and so Julia Roberts would suit her well. Dream on, Reet!

Well, dreams do come true sometimes...

How did you become a writer? In other words, tell us YOUR STORY.
RS: My husband and I used to tell stories to our sons every night when they were little. Since we were busy professionals, bed time was precious, and the stories were concocted right there, right then. Naturally, then, my first effort was a book for children. I blogged on (as Seeingeye) for a while, and I have to say, I learned a lot from the feedback  that is an inherent part of Sulekha. When Harlequin® India announced Passions, I was primed, and when I won last year, there was no looking back.

What is your least favorite part about the writing/publishing profession?
RS: Marketing, I'm afraid. It is a lot of work and takes me away from my reading and from writing my current work (also for Harlequin® India), not to mention my medical writing!

Why write what you write? As in romance or suspense or thrillers?
RS: Romance fits. I feel it, and it flows from my heart on to the page. And it ends happily, which is a fantastic thing – to have that power as a writer is very fulfilling.

Is there a certain scene you find difficult to write? Eg: Racy or action etc.? Why?
RS: I'll pick racy, although I don't find it difficult to write – deciding how racy to be is the hard part. As an author of romance, if I show too little, my readers might feel let down; on the other hand, too much might be distasteful to some of my fans. Its a tightrope!

Is your writing character-driven or plot-driven?
RS: Scorched was character driven – Mita and Tanay pretty much decided everything, and I kept recording it as fast as I could. With my second romance (out later this year) I've done a bit of plotting – I'll wait for readers to tell me if they notice a tangible difference in the writing!

Which is the best character you’ve written? Is he or she your favorite? Why?
RS: Rudy Bhatnagar, whom nobody has met yet, because he is in book two. Rudy is both my best and my favorite (sorry Tanay!). He is a doctor, slightly damaged, but is sexy and sensitive, considerate and passionate – quite the complete package.

What do you wish to convey through your writing?
RS: Love and happy endings. And world peace!

What can we expect from you next?
RS: Book two from Harlequin® India is almost ready to send to my editor. I've tentatively titled it 'One Memorable Night in his Bed' and am very excited about it.

To end lets try a Rapid Fire round. Your answer should be the first word/s that pops into your head when you think of:
LIFE: Contentment
PASSION: Reading
HERO: Army
LOVE: Strength
HATE: Intolerance

Thank you once again, Reet, for being here and giving us a peek into your writer's life. It was fun!

Reet Singh is a nom de plume. To connect with Reet click on the links below.